Leak Detection Checklist

 

Leak Detection Checklist 

Here are some places to check for common leaks.

 

Indoor

 

  • Toilets



     

    Check for leaking toilets by adding food color to the tank. If the color shows up in the bowl after ten minutes, the toilet is leaking.

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  • Kitchen and Bathroom Sink

    Check for any dripping faucets or wet sinks.

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  • Clothes

    Check for leaking hose connections at the wall faucets and the machine.

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  • Water Heater

    Check for leaking relief valves or loose connections.

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  • Water Softener

    Check to see if the softener is making flushing noises. It should be completely silent when not in use.

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  • Reverse Osmosis Systems

    Check the plumbing for any leaking valves or filters.

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Outdoor

 

  • Outdoor Water Spigots

    Check for hoses that have been left running and leaking faucets.

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  • Sprinkler System

    Check the yard for muddy areas or standing water. Broken pipes and defective valves (round green lids in the grass) are the most common causes for leaks in yard sprinklers.

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If no leak is readily visible after your inspection, a plumber or leak detection specialist may need to be contacted.